Dec 31, 2012 11:00am PST
millions of families pay for college. it would extend tax credits for clean energy company that is are creating jobs and reducing dependence on foreign oil. it would extend unemployment insurance to 2 million americans out there still actively looking for a job. >> president obama speaking in the past half hour saying a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff is in sight and not done yet. in the wake of that, stocks are higher as investors remain laser focused on the fiscal cliff negotiations and right now the dow up about 70 points right now and that could break the string of five straight losing sessions on wall street. now joining me is sue herrera. how are you investors feeling? >> i think rather uncertain because as the president said, the deal is in the works but it is not done yet. wall street is aching for a deal. we saw that as the president was speaking at 1:30 p.m. eastern time. the dow jones industrial average up 75 and then mentioned the fact that we weren't getting the deal done right now at this very minute. we sold off on the trading session so wall street needs some certainly.